Hurricane sales tax holiday begins May 31

TAMPA, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill creating another tax-free hurricane supply shopping season.

The tax holiday runs from May 31 through June 8 and includes a variety of goods to help you make it through hurricane season. But certain items must be below a certain cost. The state gives the following guidelines:

- A portable, self-powered source of light that costs $20 or less.

- A portable, self-powered radio, two-way radio or weather band radio that costs $50 or less.

- Flexible waterproof sheeting that costs $50 or less.

- A first aid kit that costs $30 or less.

- A ground anchor system or tie-down kit that costs $50 or less.

- A gas or diesel fuel tank that costs $25 or less.

- AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt or 9-volt batteries that cost $30 or less. This doesn’t include batteries for boats or vehicles.
 
- A nonelectric storage cooler for food that costs $30 or less.

- A generator that can be used for light or communication devices or to preserve food in a power outage that costs $750 or less.

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